Subject: RAITH UPDATE 1700 hours Wed. Sept. 24, 2003 RAITH is DOWN: Fractured pattern writes.
From: James Conway <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:19:20 -0700

Greetings Raith Users:

I have placed the RAITH 150 in 'Red light' mode:  Shutdown.    SYSTEM IS

We are experiencing intermittent sub field write errors during complex
pattern writes on the system.  This appears as breaks in the pattern due
to fractured sub-fields in the chip pattern.

We have ordered and will be receiving a new pattern generator from RAITH
USA. This is due to arrive tomorrow.

RAITH Champions:
Please call me if you wish access to the system tonight overnight.  Some
users seem to be able to get by without problems and I am trying to
figure out if there is a threshold for these events.

Thank you for your support!

James Conway